ROSE I was just wondering if you had found the "Heart of the Ocean" yet, Mr. OCEAN - DAY SMASH CUT TO AN ENORMOUS SEA STALLION HELICOPTER thundering across the ocean. Rose is placing a number of FRAMED PHOTOS on the bureau, arranging them carefully next to the fishbowl.
Anatoly lies prone, driving the sub, his face pressed to the center port. Snoop enters a corridor which is much better preserved. 13 THE ROV turns and goes through a black doorway, entering room B-52, the sitting room of a "promenade suite", one of the most luxurious staterooms on Titanic. A lamp is lifted, its ceramic colors as bright as they were in 1912. A crowd has gathered, including most of the crew of KELDYSH, the sub crews, and a hand-wringing money guy named BOBBY BUELL who represents the limited partners.
Out of the darkness, like a ghostly apparition, the bow of the ship appears. These windows are nine inches thick and if they go, it's sayonara in two microseconds. 9 OUTSIDE THE SUB, the ROV, a small orange and black robot called SNOOP DOG, lifts from its cradle and flies forward. Its twin stereo-video cameras swivel like insect eyes. BODINE You know, boss, this happened to Geraldo and his career never recovered. Lovett grabs the phone from Buell and goes instantly smooth. revealing a pencil (conte crayon) drawing of a woman. Mir Two is already in the water, and Lovett is getting ready to climb into Mir One when Bobby Buell runs up to him.
T I T A N I C a screenplay by James Cameron 1 BLACKNESS Then two faint lights appear, close together... They resolve into two DEEP SUBMERSIBLES, free-falling toward us like express elevators. MIR ONE / NORTH ATLANTIC DEEP PUSHING IN on one of the falling submersibles, called MIR ONE, right up to its circular viewport to see the occupants. Its knife-edge prow is coming straight at us, seeming to plow the bottom sediment like ocean waves. Mir One goes up and over the bow railing, intact except for an overgrowth of "rusticles" draping it like mutated Spanish moss. 7 Mir Two drives aft down the starboard side, past the huge anchor while Mir One passes over the seemingly endless forecastle deck, with its massive anchor chains still laid out in two neat rows, its bronze windlass caps gleaming. 8 Mir Two lands on the boat deck, next to the ruins of the Officer's Quarters. The ROV descends through an open shaft that once was the beautiful First Class Grand Staircase. LOVETT (to the video cameraman) Get that outta my face. LAB DECK, PRESERVATION ROOM - DAY Technicians are carefully removing some papers from the safe and placing them in a tray of water to separate them safely. Brock looks closely at the drawing, which is in excellent shape, though its edges have partially disintegrated. In her late teens or early twenties, she is nude, though posed with a kind of casual modesty.
One is ahead of the other, and passes close enough to FILL FRAME, looking like a spacecraft blazing with lights, bristling with insectile manipulators. INSIDE, it is a cramped seven foot sphere, crammed with equipment. He's in his late forties, deeply tanned, and likes to wear his Nomex suit unzipped to show the gold from famous shipwrecks covering his gray chest hair. It towers above the seafloor, standing just as it landed 84 years ago. TIGHT ON THE EYEPIECE MONITOR of a video camcorder. The 22 foot long subs are like white bugs next to the enormous wreck. Snoop Dog goes down several decks, then moves laterally into the First Class Reception Room. Lovett moves closer, peering into the safe's wet interior. Nearby, other artifacts from the stateroom are being washed and preserved. She is on an Empire divan, in a pool of light that seems to radiate outward from her eyes. At her throat is a diamond necklace with one large stone hanging in the center. O.) I'd rather show you than tell you, and we think we're very close to doing just that. Her face is a wrinkled mass, her body shapeless and shrunken under a one-piece African-print dress. LOVETT Nobody called the recovery of the artifacts from King Tut's tomb grave robbing.
Then she married a guy named Calvert, moved to Cedar Rapids, had two kids. Lovett, Buell and Bodine watch as the HELICOPTER CREW CHIEF hands out about ten suitcases, and then Rose is lowered to the deck in a wheelchair by Keldysh crewmen.
KELDYSH HELIPAD IN A THUNDERING DOWNBLAST the helicopter's wheels bounce down on the helipad.
27 A FLASHCUT of a man's eyes, just visible over the top of a sketching pad. The theory goes that the crown diamond was chopped too... MARY MARVIN stands stiffly and smiles, self conscious. Jack is American, a lanky drifter with his hair a little long for the standards of the times.
26 THE WOMAN'S FACE IN THE DRAWING, dancing under the water. LOVETT Louis the Sixteenth wore a fabulous stone, called the Blue Diamond of the Crown, which disappeared in 1792, about the time Louis lost everything from the neck up. NANIEL MARVIN (whose father founded the Biograph Film Studio) is filming his young bride in front of the Titanic. JACK DAWSON and FABRIZIO DE ROSSI, both about 20, exchange a glance as the other two players argue in Swedish.
KELDYSH - DAY Brock and Bodine are watching Mir 2 being sweng over the side to start a dive.
Brock nods and the three of them head forward to meet the approaching helo.
Mir One is already recovered with Lewis Bodine following Brock Lovett as he bounds over to the safe like a kid on Christman morning.